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Why you need a microscope in your kitchen

When a Colorado Springs mom examined her breast milk under a microscope, she was so enthralled by what she saw that she posted it to Facebook, and the internet went wild with excitement.

February 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


12 creative ways to exercise in your own home (without spending a fortune)

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get your daily workout. Try these simple (and affordable) ways to exercise at home:

February 14, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


12 things you've always worried aren't normal about your body (but are actually common)

I know I’m not the only one of my friends who has instantly assumed I was dying of a rare disease anytime I found something “unusual” with my body. And I’m certainly not the only one who slyly shaves my big toe to pretend hair doesn’t grow on it.

February 14, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Therapy is for everyone; here are 5 reasons why

Close your eyes and think of the word "therapy". What comes to your mind? For me the first image is a person laid back on a couch talking about all his or her problems to a person with a clipboard and no facial expressions. Maybe you have a similar image. Well, it’s now time to cast that stereotype out of your mind and create a new one.

February 13, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Stop being lonely by doing these 3 things

At one point, you've felt lonely. Perhaps that feeling came when you realized you were different from others or no one understood you. Perhaps it came when you were in a house all by yourself or when surrounded by friends. No matter what, you have felt the deep and horrible feeling of being lonely.

February 11, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


7 myths about losing weight

You probably heard a lot of advice when you announced your New Year’s resolution to lose weight. But how much of that advice was false? Be aware of these seven weight loss myths:

February 10, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Safely celebrating Valentine's Day for kids with food allergies

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays closely tied to chocolates and candies. But if your child has food allergies this holiday may give you hives.

February 10, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


How to transform one meal into four

Cooking can be fun but requires so much time. Menu planning was the hardest part for me, until I found ways to stretch my leftovers and change them into completely different dishes.

February 08, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Cellulite is caused by 6 things (and 3 of them you can control)

If you have cellulite, or cottage cheese skin as many call it, you’re not alone; the majority of women have it. And to throw a disclaimer out right at the beginning, you should know there is nothing dangerous, or wrong, about cellulite. Society — not any scientific research — has created the dialogue that cellulite is undesirable. If you have it and it doesn’t bother you, fantastic.

February 08, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Telling yourself 'I'm fat' could put you at greater risk of heart attack

New research shows that “fat shamed” people (people who are mocked for their size) are more likely to have cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The study, put out by the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania and the Penn’s Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, monitored 159 obese people’s health along with their emotional well being.

February 06, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


How to recognize you are being subtly manipulated in your relationship

Relationships change you for better or worse, and if you are dating a manipulator, you will be changed for the latter. Manipulators play on the emotions of others to get what they want. In some cases, they may be unaware of their controlling tendencies, but most likely, they know exactly what they're doing.

February 04, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Don't freak out, but you might have diabetes and not know it

Her symptoms hit hard and fast. More than anything else, my girlfriend was thirsty all the time, dropping weight and went to the bathroom frequently.

February 04, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


10 simple ways to exercise with a baby

Adding a new member to the family can require some adjustments in your schedule. Here are 10 simple ways you can keep exercise in your routine:

February 04, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How you can become part of a clinical study

When clinical trials make the news, it's usually because of a breakthrough in a medical treatment, or the promise of one, as in Zika vaccine trials that are underway. Sometimes, tragically, it's because people died during a study.

February 04, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 destructive things you should never do when you’re menstruating

That "time of the month" is already tough. There's no need to make it harder on yourself. When you're on your period, taking care of yourself is important — here are six things to avoid at all costs during menstruation.

February 04, 2017 | Hannah Chudleigh FamilyShare | Living well


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Should pregnant women be worried about hepatitis C?

A potentially deadly virus that causes liver cancer and other serious health issues is surging in the U.S., another consequence of the opioid epidemic ...

May 23, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Mom notices tiny black dots covering her child’s skin and thinks nothing of it, but soon after she r

Beka Setzer’s daughter was enjoying playtime in the summer sun, running through the sprinklers and rolling around in the grass. But when little Emmalee ...

May 23, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


A weight-neutral approach to health

I recently wrote an article in which I discussed why focusing on weight can be harmful to your health. It created a lot of meaningful ...

May 22, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


10 foods to help you lose the most weight (that you probably already have in your fridge)

Changing even a few small things in your diet can have amazing benefits for your health. Chances are you probably already have things in your ...

May 20, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5 easy and effective ways to know your most fertile days in the month

Whether you’re trying to conceive or trying to avoid getting pregnant, knowing when you are most fertile during the month is something all women ...

May 19, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Living well


Athlete gets pregnant twice in short time and realizes something strange in her belly

Stephanie Bruce, 32, is an Olympic-hopeful athlete, World Cross Country runner and the mother of two babies. She had two children within only 15 months ...

May 18, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


This common, legal substance can kill a healthy teen in 3 hours

A South Carolina teen with no history of heart trouble drank three highly caffeinated beverages within two hours, then collapsed at school in April from ...

May 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 easy changes you can make right now to lose weight

When it comes to losing fat and maintaining a healthy weight, dieting alone just won’t cut it. There’s no secret trick. Some people ...

May 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Try these 9 easy tricks and watch your hair grow long and healthy

Looking for longer, healthier hair but don’t want to splurge on expensive hair products or pricy extensions? Don't worry. You can get healthier ...

May 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Health policy experts say Republican health plan could mean higher premiums for mothers

Some health policy analysts are warning that motherhood could become a pre-existing condition for some women under the health care bill the House of Representatives ...

May 16, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Taking an aspirin every day for your heart? Maybe it's time to reconsider

Many people with heart issues take an aspirin every day, but a team of researchers has found that the little white pill is of no ...

May 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 warning symptoms you shouldn’t ignore while pregnant

Your body is constantly changing when you’re pregnant, but there are some changes that shouldn’t happen. If you notice any of these symptoms ...

May 11, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Here's how to cook light, eat right and stay fit

Studies have proven that people who eat home-cooked meals are far healthier than those who eat out. When eating out, we tend to eat more ...

May 11, 2017 | Swati Kapoor FamilyShare | Living well


6 tips to make healthy eating realistic and sustainable

In the pursuit of health, many people find themselves oscillating between extremes. One minute you’re eating salads and quinoa bowls and the next you ...

May 11, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


These surprising foods are about to change your life - here's why

2017 has already been a big year for health trends and people are discovering new ways to naturally fight diseases with different types of food ...

May 10, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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